According to Sucuri, a well known security company, the WP-Slimstat (Wettable Powder Slimstat) plugin for WordPress could endanger over a million sites thanks to a security bug.
With more than 75 million users, WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform. Many important sites use WordPress due to the increased flexibility derived from the support for extensions. The huge community of developers and also the wide range of plug-ins actually gives the charm of the platform. Unfortunately, those WordPress plugins are rarely as safe as they are useful.Continue Reading
Activision, the gaming company behind the Call of Duty and Modern Warfare series, has sought legal action to have the ModernWarfare3.com domain name seized. Activision starts a $2,600 domain name dispute with the National Arbitration Forum after the privately-owned domain name ModernWarfare3.com redirecting visitors to competitor’s website, EA Battlefield 3.
However, the domain name ModernWarfare3.com was registered by an unnamed individual via GoDaddy.com on March 26 of 2009, well before Modern Warfare 3 was announced.Continue Reading
Recently, web host Rackspace announced that it has partnered with email infrastructure provider SendGrid, to relieve the headache of transactional email delivery. According to the press release, the partnership will enable Rackspace Hosting customers to use SendGrid’s email solution, ideal for large amounts of email.
“Rackspace and SendGrid share the drive for an exceptional customer experience. We’re excited to bring our infrastructure and deliverability expertise to Rackspace’s customer base,” Jim Franklin, CEO of SendGrid stated.
Transactional email includes password reminders, sign-up verification, and online purchase receipts, email that is critical for businesses and their customers. However, on average 20% of legitimate emails never reach the intended inbox.Continue Reading
One of the recent emerging trends in the hosting industry is eco-friendly or green hosting. A green net host can be well described as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional means of hosting, becoming more and more popular forcing net hosts to offer their clients. Green is when net hosts either purchase carbon offsets or use eco-friendly energy efficient servers. Green host is almost exclusively shared hosting which means that it can be a perfect opportunity for you to bring a contribution to the environment, requiring only shared hosting for your website.Continue Reading